Romantic Road & Rhine River Cruise. This very attractive vacation package from Munich Int. Airport to Frankfurt Int. Airport includes a journey along the scenic Romantic Road on board of the Romantic Road Coach, a Rhine River Cruise on board of a ship of the “White Fleet” through the Upper Rhine Valley to the Loreley and visits of medieval towns like Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Nordlingen, Wurzburg, Nuremberg and Rudesheim!
Enjoy outstanding Bavarian hospitality, food and beer and of course a glass or two of the famous Rheingau “Riesling” wines during your River cruise.
This vacation package includes a comprehensive admission package (see the tableau this is already included in the price of your tour). Here you also find everything else that is included: transfers, rail tickets, tours and admissions.
Price per Person
|two sharing a double room||one in a single room||three sharing a triple room|
|US $ 1,059||US $ 1,649||US $ 929|
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Day 1 Munich
Start your tour on Munich International Airport to Munich Central Station. The price of your tour already includes a ticket for unlimited free use of public transportation within Munich (also from Munich Int. Airport) as well as admission to many sights in Munich (Munich Residence and Residence Museum, Treasury, Cuvilliés-Theatre, Hall of Fame and Statue of Bavaria,Nymphenburg Palace and Park, Marstallmuseum, Museum of Nymphenburg Porcelain) and with your tour package you will also receive walking suggestions for a self-guided walking tour through Munich City Center. Along this walking tour you will visit the Marienplatz with the New Town Hall (with the “Glockenspiel”), the Konigsplatz (King´s Square), cultural center in the 19th century and later, during the “Third Reich”, site of Nazi Party mass rallies and location of the Nazi Party headquarters in Germany, the English Garden as well as the the State Opera House. You will be able to visit famous churches like Munich Frauenkirche, “Dom zu Unserer Lieben Frau (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady), with a height of 325 ft. a Munich landmark, St. Peters Church, built in the 14th century and the Asam Church, which was built as a private chapel and integrated into an apartment building. The tour will pass by the most famous Munich shopping streets (Kaufinger street and Neuhauser street) as well as by the “Viktualienmarkt”, a traditional farmers market (open every day except on Sundays). The tour will take you by the famous “Alois Dallmayr” luxury delicatessen and coffee store as well as to the Hofbrauhaus of course, probably the world’s most popular beer hall. This may be a great place to enjoy a hearty dinner and a fresh Mass of beer (one mug holds 33.8 US fl oz)!
Day 2 Escorted coach tour to the Royal Castles
Another highlight of your tour will be a visit of the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle. You will be on an all-day escorted coach tourwhich will first take you to Oberammergau for a photo stop (you may want take a look at the Festival Hall where the Passion Play takes place every ten years.) The coach will then take you to Linderhof Palace, the Royal Villa of King Ludwig II. The Palace and Park were inspired by Versailles and the rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished. After a short drive through Austria and back into Germany you will get to Neuschwanstein Castle. The picture of Neuschwanstein is probably present in everybody’s mind and Neuschwanstein really seems to be taken out of a fairy tale. You will join an English-speaking guided tour through the Castle. The tour of the interior, the Throne Hall, the Hall of the Singers, the Grotto and all of the private rooms which were built for King Ludwig II, will make the picture perfect! After the tour of the inside make sure to take some time to explore the castle grounds. The view of Neuschwanstein from the bridge behind the castle is like no other! Your luxury coach will take you back to Munich where you will arrive in time for dinner.
Day 3 Nordlingen
After breakfast take the train from Munich to Nordlingen. The former Free Imperial Town of Nordlingen still has an almost complete medieval townscape. It is the only town in Germany with walls and battlements that can be walked all the way round. The historical old town is dominated by its landmark, the late Gothic hall Church of St. George, with its 90 m high bell tower ‘Daniel‘, which can be climbed 365 days a year. Your hotel is located in the City Centre.
Day 4 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
In the morning you have some more time for sightseeing in Nordlingen. In the afternoon the Romantic Road Coach will take you from Nordlingen to lovely Dinkelsbuhl for a short stop before you travel on Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The Bavarian medieval town is definitely a highlight along your tour. Your charming Hotel is located in the Old Town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber (within the City Wall). Taking a walk thru this charming little town is truly a journey back in time. Rothenburg ob der Tauber was once a powerful free imperial town and its monuments, landmarks and buildings still bear witness to these days. Marvel at the half-timbered buildings and on top of the historic town walls which are withstanding time since hundreds of years. Visit the town’s most famous spot, the Ploenlein square, probably the most photographed place in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Also very interesting to see is the Spitalbastei Gate, created by Leonhard Weidmann, the latin inscription on the gate reading: ” Peace to those who enter, health to those who leave”. The Gothic St. James Church is the town’s most prominent church, here you can take a minute and relax in quietness while you enjoy the beauty of the famous Altar of the Holy Blood and the Twelve Apostles Altar. Rothenburg ob der Tauber also offers museums which are cultural highlights, such as the Christmas Museum (admission included) with an exhibition showing Christmas tradition in Germany, the Doll and Toy Museum where the history of playthings is shown, as well as the Crime Museum, where the visitor gets an insight into the law and especially its execution during the last 700 years. In the evening take an English-speaking tour with the Night-Watchman (included).
Day 5 Day trip (by rail) to Nuremberg
By Rail it takes less than 1,5 hours from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Nuremberg. Nuremberg’s history reaches back to the year 1050, its name “nourenberc” translates into “rocky hill”. Nuremberg’s famous landmark, the “Kaiserburg” (Imperial Castle), towers above the Old town, which is protected by the five kilometers long city wall, many towers and gates can still be visited. The medieval Castle is one of the most important imperial palaces dating from the middle ages from the 11th century (admission included). In the Third Reich Adolf Hitlers´Nazi Party had chosen Nuremberg for their Nazi Rallies and if you are interested in that part of history you may want to visit the Documenation Center Nazi Rally Grounds which are located just south of the Old Town.
When exploring the beauty of Nuremberg’s medieval Old Town you may want to start right at the Koenigstor (“Kingsgate”) which is the gate right across from Nuremberg Central Station. From where the timber framed buildings, the Gothic Church of St.Lawrence and the Church of St.Sebaldus can be easily reached by foot. Right next to the Koenigstor is the Handwerkerhof (craft center), here you will feel like you are back in the medieval times, there are craft workshops like they used to have a long time ago as well as a gingerbread bakery. Make sure to enjoy a Nuremberg Bratwurst along with a beer or a glass of “Frankenwein” (Franconian wine).
Day 6 Wurzburg
Your vacation package continues with a train ride from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Wurzburg, your last stop along the Romantic Road. Travel time is about an hour. Trains run about every hour and your rail tickets are flexible which means that you can decide to take en early train to Wurzburg or maybe spend a little more time in Rothenburg ob der Tauber and take a train around noon for example. The city is idyllically located in the midst of vineyards, with the medieval Fortress Marienberg towering above. Wurzburg is an old bishop’s seat and a lively town, proudly presenting monuments of different eras. Culture, art, history and hospitality are ever-present in this remarkable city! Fortress Marienberg (admission included), Wurzburg´s landmark, has of course changed its appearance a great deal since it was first mentioned, today the oldest part of the fortress is the “Rundkirche” (round church) which was built in the year one thousand. The Cathedral, the Marienkapelle, the “Alte Mainbrucke” (old bridge across the river Main ), the Juliusspital and the “Kappele” are musts, but make sure that you do not miss out on the “Furstbischofliche Residenz“, Prince Bishops Residence (admission included). This “Palace above all Palaces” is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy this beautiful town which offers not only cultural but also culinary highlights such as the hearty cuisine and, of course, the world famous Frankenwein (Franconia wine!).
Day 7 Rudesheim
Today a High-speed train will take you from Wurzburg to Frankfurt and a regional train will take you on from there to beautiful Rudesheim am Rhein, located on the banks of the Rhine River. Total travel is about 3 hours. Rudesheim is not only famous for its “Drosselgasse” (a lively alley with restaurants and taverns stretching from the river into Rudesheim Old Town). Rudesheim am Rhein is also famous for its scenic location in midst steep vineyards along the Rhine River and for the Riesling which is grown here. The Riesling is a dry white wine which is very popular in Germany.
Depending on your arrival time at Frankfurt Airport you have time to explore the Old Town of Rudesheim and also maybe take a walk into the vineyards from where you have great views of the Rhine River and the scenic area surrounding it. If your arrival in Frankfurt is before noon you may consider taking a funicular ride up to the “Niederwalddenkmal”, a monument which was constructed to commemorate the foundation of the German Empire. From next to the “Germania” figure you have a great view over Bingen (across from the Rhine river). In the evening make sure to try a glass of Riesling and enjoy dinner in one of the many wine taverns, e.g. at the Wine Restaurant Rudesheimer Schloss where you will find local specialties as well as German “Gemutlichkeit”.
Day 8 Rhine River Cruise through the Upper Rhine Valley
A Rhine River Cruise is scheduled for Day 2 of your Germany Vacation Package. A cruise ship of the “Weisse Flotte” (White Fleet) operated by the largest Day-Cruise company – the “KD”, Koln-Dusseldorfer – will take you from Rudesheim am Rhein thru the very scenic and romantic Upper Rhine-Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cruise follows the Rhine downstream for 33 kilometers (20.5 miles) to St. Goar which is located across from the famous Loreley Rock. Along this cruise you will get off the Cruise ship three times to visit scenic wine villages along the way. For your visit of Oberwesel, St. Goar and Bacharrach you have about two hours in each of the villages. Total cruising time will be a little more than 4.5 hours (both ways), 1:40 hours downstream and almost 3 hours upstream. So actually on your way back from St. Goar you will have more time to see the historic villages, castles, ruins and landscape. We will provide you with detailed tour information for this Rhine Cruise so you will be able to identify the Castles and historic sights you see along this beautiful Rhine River cruise!
You will be back in Rudesheim am Rhein in the evening – right in time to get ready for another night in this scenic wine village. If you plan to book this tour during winter time please be aware that there is a limited cruise schedule which we will arrange for you.
Day 9 Frankfurt Int. Airport
Depending on the departure time of your flight from Frankfurt International Airport take the train from Rudesheim to Frankfurt International Airport where your tour ends. Again, your rail ticket from Rudesheim am Rhein to Frankfurt International Airport is flexible and trains run frequently. Total travel time to the airport is about 80 minutes.Would you like to download an overview of the 9 Day Romantic Road & Rhine River Cruise (9RC01) as a pdf to print it out or to forward it to a friend? Please download it right here:
This is already included in the price of your tour
|Day 1 - Munich Int. Airport to Munich/ Munich||Ticket for unlimited free use of the public transportation system (buses, trams, subways) within Munich as well as from Munich Int. Airport to Munich Central Station (travel time about 45 minutes)||King´s Hotel Center (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Munich Central Station||Admission Residence Museum, Treasury, Admission Cuvilliés-Theatre, Admission Hall of Fame and Statue of Bavaria, Admission Nymphenburg Palace and Park, Admission Marstallmuseum and Museum of Nymphenburg Porcelain|
|Day 2 - Royal Castles/ Munich||no rail ticket needed||King´s Hotel Center (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Munich Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Munich, All day escorted coach tour to Oberammergau and to the Royal Castles - Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace, Admission Neuschwanstein Castle (Hohenschwangau), Admission Linderhof Palace & Park (Ettal)|
|Day 3 - Munich to Nordlingen/ Nordlingen||Rail from Munich to Nordlingen (travel time about 2:00 hrs)||Kaiserhof Hotel Sonne (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Nordlingen Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Munich|
|Day 4 - Nordlingen to Rothenburg ob der Tauber/ Rothenburg ob der Tauber||Romantic Road Coach Ticket from Nordlingen to Rothenburg ob der Tauber (travel time about 2:30 hrs)||Hotel Spitzweg (or similar if not available), located within the Old Town, right across from Rothenburg Central Station - 8 walking minutes)||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Nordlingen, english speaking tour with the Night Watchman, admission to the Christmas Museum|
|Day 5 - Day trip by Rail to Nuremberg||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type) from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Nuremberg and back||Hotel Spitzweg (or similar if not available), located within the Old Town, right across from Rothenburg Central Station - 8 walking minutes)||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Admission to the Imperial Castle in Nuremberg, admission to the Deep Well and to the Sinwell Tower|
|Day 6 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Wurzburg/ Wurzburg||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type) from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Wurzburg (travel time about an hour)||Wurzburger Hof (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Wuerzburg Central Station)||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Admission to the Wurzburg Residence and Marienberg Fortress (open March 16th to October, closed on Mondays)|
|Day 7 - Wurzburg to Rudesheim am Rhein/ Rudesheim am Rhein||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type - also valid for High-Speed "ICE" trains) from Wurzburg to Rudesheim am Rhein (travel time about 3:00 hrs)||Hotel Lindenwirt (or similar if not available), located within 6 walking minutes from Rudesheim Station)||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Wurzburg|
|Day 8 - Rhine River Cruise/ Rudesheim am Rhine||no rail ticket needed||Hotel Lindenwirt (or similar if not available), located within 6 walking minutes from Rudesheim Station)||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Rudesheim am Rhein, all day Rhine River Cruise|
|Day 9 - Rudesheim am Rhein to Frankfurt International Airport/ Frankfurt International Airport||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type) from Rudesheim am Rhein to Frankfurt Int. Airport (travel time about 1:20 hrs)||no hotel needed||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Rudesheim am Rhein|
The tour package we provide includes a day by day itinerary as well as all tickets, vouchers and information necessary to enjoy a great independent tour. It also contains general information about the cities you visit which you can downloaded from our website once your tour is confirmed.
This is not included in the price of your tour
- Airfare from your origin to Munich International Airport/from Frankfurt International Airport to your origin
- all meals other than breakfast (which is included)
- gratuities (tips)
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EXTENDED BAVARIA RAIL CIRCLE & RHINE RIVER CRUISE Hi Thomas, We had a wonderful trip and we want to thank you for doing such a fine job coordinating and booking everything for us. We never encountered any problems. The train schedules and your guidelines worked perfectly. Here are some of our thoughts/feedback: The Rhine river cruise was fantastic! Augsburg Mohren hotel was great…Dachau tour was excellent… Booking a night in Munich was very smart. The location was fabulous, friendly helpful staff. They allowed us to store our luggage there all day before departing for Salzburg! Crowne Plaza in Salzburg was great… Next day back in Munich…well worth the money to stay the night!! They stored our luggage again when we went on the Castle Tour. Castle Tour was a long day but worth it. Hotel Victoria in Nuremberg was awesome! The location was very cool and picturesque. We were able to go to Oktoberfest 2 nights which were a ton of fun. We met locals that taught us so much. And wow! What a production! We were able to sit and eat and drink and dance at 2 different tents (one each night). First night was a traditional tent and then a “international” tent that played American pop songs! It was a hoot. We are so glad we stumbled upon your company website and are thankful for the wonderful itinerary you created for us. Our trip to Germany was fabulous! Best regards, – Lindy S., Atlanta, GA, USA View more
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My wife and I had a wonderful time on our customized tour of Germany.. All the hotels were very good quality and walking distance to the train stations and sites.. Castle tour was excellent. Train tickets made for easy and fast travel. Our Munich hotel was so kind as to hold our luggage on three occasions while we backpacked from town to town. Thank you so much also for helping us retrieve our passports left behind in a safe. Would definitely use this tour company again!
We are group of 6, start with 9 days Romantic road & added extra 6 days for our tour in Germany. Berlin/ Erfurt/ Wuzerburg are added before Romantic tour. Beautiful cities visited and hotels and logistic travel arrangements by Michaela are 1st class and especially Michaela's customer service is excellent. This was my 1st time using to-Europe and my personal experience scores this as 10+ . Romantic roal tour itself from other reviews is exactly as it & I would highly recommend it to all. Thank you TO-EUROPE for arranging this beautiful itinerary.